by Thomas Hardy, hardback £20.00 or paperback £6.99 for adults
(reviewed by Amelia)

I would recommend ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’ by Thomas Hardy, author of other classics such as ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’, as the perfect first novel for those looking to get into reading classic literature. Your heart will bleed for Tess as she endures heartbreak, is cast out by society, falls in love, and seeks revenge. This was one of the first radical novels to feature a female protagonist who rebels against societal standards, and will take any reader on an emotional journey that they won’t soon forget.